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August 28, 2012

Bakhtin to Fight Gasca for IBO Title in Moscow

A BAKHTIN VS GASCA fight is to be held on 18 September on the boxing ring of Moscow Martial Arts Center at Varshavka SKY on Varshavskoye Shosse with the support of METROPOL Group of Companies.

Russia’s Alexander Bakhtin is ready to assert his title of the best boxer in his weight class. In his last important fight, he defeated former World Champion Nehomar Cermeño. This time, he will fight for the IBO World Champion Title.

It was planned earlier that the fight between Alexander Bakhtin and Roli Gasca, a rising boxing star from the Philippines, will be held on 7 September in Buryatia’s capital city Ulan Ude, where Bakhtin achieved his first success under the guidance of Honored Coach Valery Namkhoyev. However, it turned out impossible to hold the sports event of that class due to technical problems with broadcasting the fight to the Philippines. That was the deciding reason for moving the show to Moscow. Roli Gasca’s fans and compatriots will now be able to enjoy a live broadcast of one of the most prominent title fights on the central TV channel in the Philippines. In Russia, the fight for the IBO World Champion Title in featherweight class will be broadcast live by RUSSIA-2 channel. Besides, professional boxing fans in over 20 countries all over the world will also be able to watch the show.

“I have been preparing for this fight for a long time, and now I am more than ever confident in my abilities”, said Alexander Bakhtin. “Roli Gasca is a strong opponent, but I am still not going to give the victory to anyone, so I believe I’ll be able to please all my supporters with the IBO World Champion’s Belt.”

The 23 year old Philippine boxer Roli Gasca has 21 professional ring fights, with 19 wins (5 knockouts) and 2 defeats. The 30 year old Aleksandr Bakhtin has no defeats and has won all of his 29 professional fights (11 of them by knockout). Gasca is training in the same gym with his famous compatriot Manny Pacquiao during the latter’s home pre-fight training sessions. Bakhtin has been trained for the IBO Title fight by his famous coach Alexander Zimin. The fight is promoted by Vladimir Khryunov.

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